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Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

Top food and drink trends for 2016 – in pictures

Mintel has unveiled 12 top trends it predicts will shape the food and drink industry over the next year. To find out what they are and how each of them will...

Local players gain ground on global brands in Asia’s cooling market

Kantar Worldpanel has released what it claims to be the first report to chart the shift in the competitive landscape of Asia’s FMCG market, where local brands are asserting their...

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets, according to FS-Elliott as it opens a wholly owned subsidiary, FS Compressors India, with offices in Pune and Bangalore.

Industrial chocolate to enjoy Asia and Latin America lift, says Technavio

The global industrial chocolate market is expected to grow volumes 2.4% a year up to 2019 as Barry Callebaut, Cargill and others make headway in Latin America and Asia, says Technavio.

Far East digest

Farmers get TPP concessions to boost chances deal being ratified

In a move to placate farmers worried about the impact of increased imports as a result of the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, Japan will be allowed to return...

China direct

Food insecurity: Chinese meat consumption grows 400% in 40 years

Increasing meat consumption in China is leading the country to abandon its aims of food self-sufficiency.

Growing demand for dairy and confectionery drying technology in the Middle East

Secomak, which solves moisture related issues for customers including Coca-Cola, Nestlè, Danone and PepsiCo, is seeing a growing demand for its drying technology for the confectionery and dairy industry in...

China imports of maize forecast to grow substantially to meet industrial pig production demands

As China’s meat production industrializes, feed grain demand will jump significantly, and will require the Asian giant to source feedstocks, particularly maize, on the international market, forecasts Price Waterhouse Cooper...

Report slashes Halal growth forecast

Thompson Reuters has cut its growth forecast for the global Halal food market, saying the market will grow to just under US$1.6tn by 2020, instead of 2018 as predicted last year.

Middle Eastern nutraceutical market to break $9bn in 2015

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nutraceuticals market will be worth US$9.1bn this year, with growth set to accelerate up to 2020, according to a new report from Future Market...

China drives MSG growth both domestically and in exports

Developing countries in Asia account for roughly 90% of the world’s monosodium glutamate consumption, out of a 3m tonne market worth US$4.5bn.

Trans Pacific Partnership conclusion on dairy 'far from perfect,' says Fonterra

Fonterra has blamed the "entrenched protectionism" of the US dairy sector for the "far from perfect" conclusion to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. 

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Jane Barnett, a Mintel analyst, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.

This week Down Under

Supermarkets fall out of favour for new legion of supplements buyers

Amid news that the Asian market cannot get enough Australian-made vitamins and health supplements, the latest research findings show that demand is also skyrocketing on the home front.

Rabobank: More Indians adopt branded rice as modern retail takes off

A report on thebranded Indian rice industry has forecast strong growth in the segment as an increasingly less price-sensitive market continues its move away from preferring commodities to labels. 

Syntax China to sell Michelman HP Indigo presses

‘Rapid development of Chinese digital printing market’

Michelman has signed a distribution agreement with Syntax Technology, in Beijing, China, to sell its HP Indigo presses.

Fonterra lifts FGMP forecast after increase in global dairy prices

Fonterra has increased its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 season following a recent lift in global dairy prices. 

Recruitment's war of attrition

With three out of 10 food industry jobs becoming vacant each year in Thailand, companies face a significant challenge in finding staff, and then retaining them in an employees' market.

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's flavour market has changed substantially in a very quick time. Changing demographics really have been making a difference in this segment as tastes become more international and discerning.

SE Asia dairy focus

American dairy's newest frontier

Southeast Asia is now America's second biggest market after Mexico, and is the centre of a growth trend that is set to continue. Dali Ghazalay, the US industry's regional representative,...

This week Down Under

Australians continue to show little supermarket brand loyalty

While most of Australia’s 14.2m grocery-buyers have a supermarket of preference where they do most of their shopping, a relatively low proportion of them do so exclusively at that chain,...

MENA’s Aussie meat imports soar 11% in a year

Australia’s meat exports to the Middle East are booming, up 11% year-on-year in 2014-15 and up 5% in the first six months of this fiscal year alone, according to the...

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

Novel protein ingredients face a difficult future with too many barriers to entry to make success likely – but there are brighter prospects for Quorn and some potential for insect...

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